I was reminded of this as I read the thread about the wartime home. But maybe I can get something going here. My wife's grandmother was related to a large family that lived in Charlestown, West Virginia, which is in the eastern panhandle of the state. The family was quite well-off, as we might say but of about ten or twelve children, there are no living descendants. One of them inherited the house from her father, who was a Civil War veteran and very successful local businessman. She was the last to die and my wife's grandmother inherited the place and lived there until she, too, passed away. So my wife's parents and aunt and uncle were the ones who cleared out the house and sold everything that was not kept. This would have happened around 1970 or a little earlier and remembers it. As my wife puts it, it was a time capsule. If 1910 was ever a golden year, it certainly was at that house. The house was full of all of the kinds of nice things people would have had in their house around the turn of the century. I have the image of the two little old ladies from the movie Arsenic and Old Lace, wearing fashions from 30 years earlier. It seems that many in my wife's family on her mother's side never married, which would seem strange now, which one marriage is not always considered sufficient. The house is still there but has since been divided into apartments. The neighborhood there still has some grand houses, too. I wonder if others here have had similar glimpses into the past.